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Cultivation: Shifting People of Color's Access to Land Use

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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Ladydrawers: CultivationThe Ladydrawers' "Growing Season," the latest in our monthly investigative comics journalism series, traces the links between food, gender, race and public health.

Our first two strips with Sarah Becan, "Roots and Migrations" and "Stinging Nettles," looked at how food traditions migrated to or have been restricted on US land and what individuals are doing to keep them alive. "Cultivation," with Melissa Mendes, presents the first half of a look at an innovative food justice program in New York State that focuses on shifting people of color's access to land use. Nom nom!

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Copyright Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes 2017.

Melissa Mendes

Melissa Mendes is the author of Freddy Stories, a Xeric Award-winning, all-ages graphic novel. She received her Master's of fine arts degree from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2010, does comics-making workshops for kids, has been an art teacher and once worked at a convenience store. Melissa lives in Hancock, Massachusetts. You can see more of her work at www.mmmendes.com.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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Cultivation: Shifting People of Color's Access to Land Use

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Ladydrawers: CultivationThe Ladydrawers' "Growing Season," the latest in our monthly investigative comics journalism series, traces the links between food, gender, race and public health.

Our first two strips with Sarah Becan, "Roots and Migrations" and "Stinging Nettles," looked at how food traditions migrated to or have been restricted on US land and what individuals are doing to keep them alive. "Cultivation," with Melissa Mendes, presents the first half of a look at an innovative food justice program in New York State that focuses on shifting people of color's access to land use. Nom nom!

2015 0511jraem2

Copyright Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes 2017.

Melissa Mendes

Melissa Mendes is the author of Freddy Stories, a Xeric Award-winning, all-ages graphic novel. She received her Master's of fine arts degree from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2010, does comics-making workshops for kids, has been an art teacher and once worked at a convenience store. Melissa lives in Hancock, Massachusetts. You can see more of her work at www.mmmendes.com.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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